Media Alert – Stand with Big Bird

Stand with Big Bird

As the presidential election draws closer and the candidates propose their agenda, voters are learning what each candidate values. Public Media was put at the forefront of the presidential debates on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Gov. Romney mentioned he would take funding away from PBS to lower the deficit.

How much funding does PBS receive? Will defunding PBS help lower the deficit? This is an issue that has sparked much attention from the media and the American Public. Read what Free Press has written about the proposal to defund public media, and learn about their initiative to “Defend Public Media.”

Full text can be found here:

http://www.freepress.net/blog/2012/10/04/stand-big-bird

 

Also, NBC Nightly News last Friday did a great little story that explains the funding situation very well:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/ns/NBCNightlyNews/#49308773

 

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Rapid Change in Italian Media Landscape

With Former Prime Minister Berlusconi out of office there are rapid changes in the media of Italy.  Berlusconi is the owner of one of the largest media conglomerates in the world and as the Prime minister of Italy was able to limit growth of alternative media outlets.  Now that is all changing quickly. See attached:

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/finance/2012/0530/1224316908257.html

 

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